Recapping The GreatDrams Peaty Whisky Tasting Evening

On a cold night in West London, Greg of GreatDrams hosted 25 people at Electric Coffee for a night of peaty whisky tasting.

Whiskies sampled included expressions from:

The Ardmore
Bowmore
Bunnahabhain
Laphroaig and
Ardbeg
Plus a cheeky blind tasting teaser dram of The Black Grouse to see what the group thought of a a blended Scotch whisky ahead of the single malts of the evening (without knowing what it is).

The event itself was great fun, lots of great chat a healthy mixture of GreatDrams regulars and new faces which is always good fun.

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to come along and I look forward to seeing you at the next GreatDrams events:

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Extravaganza – March 17th 2015

Until next time, here’s a few photos…

 

Tags: ArdbegArdmoreBowmoreIslayLaphroaigWhisky Tasting
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Greg

My name is Greg, and I’m a brand strategy consultant, writer, speaker, host and judge specialising in premium spirits. My mission is to experience, share and inspire with everything great about whisky, whiskey, gin, beer and fine dining through my writing, my brand building and my whisky tastings.

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1 thought on “Recapping The GreatDrams Peaty Whisky Tasting Evening”

  1. Very Informative – well done Greg!
    Another good opportunity to meet new faces over the teaser dram of The Black Grouse (its Famous Grouse stable mate is my fall-back blended whisky of choice when there are no reasonably-priced single-malts available)
    Of the 5 Whiskies available to sample in the tasting:
    The Ardmore – a very pleasant start to the evening’s “flight”
    Bowmore – the least satisfactory to my tate-buds – too antiseptic tasting?
    Bunnahabhain — (pronounced bu-na-ha-ven) – a lovely floral whisky I had not encountered before
    Laphroaig – my personal favourite of long-standing
    Ardbeg – a very good peaty malt

    Yet again a friendly and well-organised event … definitely a good idea to have some food available — the pulled pork burgers were delicious!
    Useful link:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/8797214/Try-whisky-from-Islay.html

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